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anniversary. president and mrs. obama observe a moment of silence at the white house. then they travel to memorial service for pentagon victim ttz. later the president visits wounded warriors at walter reid. and for the first time, there will be no politicians at ground zero ceremonies in new york. mitt romney speaks to national guard convention in nevada. paul ryan in his home state of wisconsin for the day. latest abc news poll find that presidt obama is six points ahead in, eight points up since the political conventions. it is going to be neck and neck all the way down the stretch. >> seems like president obama if you believe the polls got more of a bounce out of conventions. the debates will start. it will be who won the debate. yes, it certainly is going to shift. >> if president obama's approval rating is 50% or lower he will become the first president to ever become re-elected with a 50% approval rating or lower, george w., had a 48% in august, but not in september when he was re-elected. >> interesting, beth candidates.
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mitt romney, and president obama staying away from ground zero today. let the families. >> the families will be there. only the families reading the names of those that were lost. >> right. >> also they're pulling any negative ad off the tv airwaves thankfully today. >> can weep du do that forever? >> it pays the bills here. >> pays our salaries. >> helps with coffee. back to the bargaining table in chicago as massive teachers strike enters the second day. 29,000 teachers walked off the job yesterday filling the loop in downtown chicago. that means 350,000 students will be sitting out classes for at least one more day. the bitter dispute over job security and evaluations could impact school districts in nearly two dozen states that are battling over similar issues. but, politicizing both sides trying to take a stance. at least paul ryan saying we stand with the mayor, and of
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course, you remember, mitt romney said i think back in may, he said the clearest example of a group that lost its way is the teachers union, and heap is calling on president obama to make some stance or verbalize something as to what is going on in his hometown of chicago. >> across the nation watching the case. something that is going to happen in some way, shape or form, in every market. average cps teacher has 13 years on the job, paid $76,000. >> interesting. they did agree to the pay increase, 3% for the first year. then 2% for the next couple years as well. just the job evaluations and job security they're trying to negotiate. hope they can get it done for the children. >> parents and students they get back. mayor of new jersey's capital city arrested on corruption charges. trenton's mayor, tony mack released last night on $150,000. mack and his brother are abused of accepting bribes in connects with a parking garage, a fake
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project, created in a federal sting operation. the may your's attorney insists his client is innocent. in wyoming 500 tourists and others were ordered to evacuate a roaring forest fire. burning near casper, wyoming. burned 15 square miles. flames destroying six buildings. 1,000 people in the resort town of jackson are under orders to leave at a moment's notice. in southern california, some are blaming a disgusting odor on the salt in the sea. known to stink up the area this team of year when large amounts of fish die and fester. some question the theory though, the stink is being reported up to 50 miles away in suburban areas of los angeles. air quality managers are investigating. >> powerful stink. >> fish and chips anybody? >> there you go. holding on the fish. remember when new york had a mysterious smell. some sort of maple. >> always a mysterious smell in new york. >> far and wide. new jersey. it smelled like maple syrup.
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better than stinky fish. >> something smelled good in new york. a look at the weather. frost advisories for new york, new england. showers in south florida. heavy thunderstorms and flooding in the southwest. gusty winds from the pacific northwest to 80s in the midwest. 90s sacramento to dallas. 64, seattle. 70s in the rockies. here is some evidence it wasn't all bad when hurricane isaac came ashore late last month. >> the artist hung out under an overpass and let the storm's strong wind take his paint across the canvas. the final results turned out pretty cool. >> yeah, they do look good. >> bobby says when heap puts it up for auction, the proceeds will help isaac's vick timz and is likely to head out in the next hurricane to do painting with mother nature. >> he said the official title is the anniversary of hurricane katrina, painted by hurricane isaac. creative. now that is art. >> i agree. >> mother nature's art. >> coming up an exclusive inside
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the nation faced financial armageddon. diane sawyer has the abc news exclusive. >> the pressure is off. >> reporter: in his new book, bob woodward takes you behind the closed doors. >> the stakes could not be higher. >> reporter: you talk about is as financial equivalent of the cuban missile crisis. >> it is so serious they couldn't tell the world how bad it was at the time. >> reporter: as the it begins it is 30 days until a possible global financial meltdown. the president calls house speaker john boehner to the white house. to try to negotiate a deal that will outflank tea party opposition. as days go by a blizzard of paper between the two, numbers, counter numbers. then it looks close, a combination of tax cuts and government programs, and tax increases. a magic formula. so what happens? well, 12 days before the
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deadline, the president makes a phone call to boehner. asking for still more revenue, $400 billion. was it a question? or was it a demand? it blows the deal sky high. and in the end it comes done to he said/he said. >> i want to be very emphatic here, at no point did i say, john, take it or leave it. >> his position is he was not saying, i have to have it, he was saying, i want you to kid it. >> oh, no, no, no, no, hold on. no, no, no. i need $400 billion more than i need. >> reporter: so the deal is off. now it is 11 days to possible default. a crisis so grave, someone in the white house actually suggests a kind of yard sale of government properties. >> somebody said can we sell national parks? can we sell? the treasury secretary says, it won't work. we won't get enough money. >> reporter: there is another problem, the president has to deal with the two young guns of
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the republican party operating behind the scenes. house majority leader eric cantor, and the man, the intellectual heart of the tea party, vice presidential nominee, congressman paul ryan. and there is a history. when the president gave a speech attacking ryan's plan. >> nothing serious or courageous about the plan. he said he deidn't know some on from the white house invited ryan to sit right there in the front row. >> in making the mistake, ryan said, they poisoned the well. >> i am very disappointed in the president. >> reporter: the president admits it was a mistake. by the way, accidentally calls ryan jack. >> i was not aware when i gave the speech that jack ryan was going to be sitting right down there. >> reporter: with three days to go, who saves the situation it? is the old guard, vice president biden and senate minority leader, mitch mcconnell with 27 hours to go, the biden/mcconnell framework evolves into a deal which essentially postpones hard
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decisions until after the election. >> i closed the book with the thought that the result of all of this was the status quo only worse. >> fascinating report. >> oh, to be a fly on the wall. >> yeah, got to be a fli y ther. >> based upon 1 months of reporting. he interviewed white house, congressional officials, documents, e-mails, transcripts, meeting notes, interviews. >> he got it all. to even what they were doing when they were negotiating. obama allegedly was, not allegedly, was drinking iced tea and nicorete. and boehner, drinking wine and smoking. >> it is a available today. i believe you can get it for roughly $18. >> bob woodward thinks the personal touch can cut through politics and open the door to getting past agendas and getting
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compromise. a fan of the personal touch. in this case didn't work out. old guard had to come in and save it. >> not a good indictment for congress or the president. >> he bottom lined it. >> yes, coming up anticipation as will and kate arrive in singapore. >> the fashionable prince and his wife the duchess and their journey ahead. you are watching "world news now."
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♪ well, prince william and his wife, duchess of cambridge, are arriving in singapore this morning to represent the queen. >> they will visit a botanical garden where an orchid will be namd after them. part of the big journey. abc's bob woodruff reports. >> reporter: in this excellent adventure the duke and duchess will hit four countriesen just nine days. from singapore to malaysia, the
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solomon islands and finally, the couple's third official trip since their wedding. thousand turned out for a glimpse during their first voyage to canada and california. >> i think there has been such a big response to the duke and duchess of cambridge, they have become the mega stars where they are, here, touring abroad. >> reporter: on this trip, the duchess of cambridge is expected to show off the clothes from her favorite designers, possibly 30 outfits along with another tiara rumored on loan from the queen. >> people love to make comparisons to diana. she is young. attractive. incredibly glamorous. that gives people an excitement. you know, glam more to the royal family that we haven't had quite a long time. >> reporter: in singapore's gardens they will visit an orchid named after princess diana. she never had a chance to see the flower before she died. it might be hard for kate and will ym to match the performance of prince harry who represented the queen earlier this year in the caribbean. harry is now on duty in
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afghanistan. this will now be kate's time to shine, giving her first overseas speech on thursday at a hospice in malaysia. many hoping she will wow the crowds as she did earlier this year. >> i am only sorry that william can't be here today. he would love it here. >> as a couple beginning a south pacific welcome when they go to the last stop in tuchlt valu, honored in a garland covered canoe as the queen was 30 years ago. bob woodruff, abc news, singapore. >> kate gave her first public speech back, locally to the brits. her first public speech in another country. >> on the international stage. >> yes. >> got to be a little unnerving. sure she has been practicing. william is going to have a good time. apparently going to the rain forest in malaysia and hike. >> because that's one of his platforms, the environment, right. >> uh-huh. >> there you go. >> got to love the cowboy hat.
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what's up, text. >> i'm digging it. >> what happens to friend with benefits? >> i don't know what happens? >> i will tell you. >> separating fact from fiction, we wade through it, and swallowed wads of gum does it really stay for seven years? >> that's what they say.
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because sleep is a beautiful thing. ♪ zzzquil, the non-habit forming sleep-aid from the makers of nyquil. all right, time for "the mix." i had to peick this story this morning. i was having the conversation, dan a reporter here at abc, said don't swallow the gum. it will stay in your stomach for seven years. said the was true. hey, can i have a piece of that? let me tell you about this. it is made of resins, fats, emulsifiers, waxes. feel good about chewing the gum. don't swallow it. if you did. the gut keeps moving it along. makes its way through the intestines, and comes out the other end. >> doesn't blow a bubble on the
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other end. >> let's hope not. could be pane finful. a die or two you will pass the gum. kids if they swallow the wad, it will block. it will not be in your stomach for seven years. >> one quick story, one of the chores growing up i had to change the garbage cans and pick the gum out of the trash. i was very young. >> why? >> i picked it out of the trash and ate it. >> that's awesome. good admission here on the show. thank you. >> another reason i am chewing gum, my breath is bad. according to the breathalyzer, there is this new device that you can actually buy, you breathe into it, it tells you just how bad the smell is. it gives you've a rating from one to four, available for $30 on how about that? >> very good. >> it better. >> just put gum in the i knew
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you were going to do that. >> little stale earlier. >> rocking bad stuff, huh? it happens. >> those everything bagels that we eat. >> all right. there you go. friend with benefits. can men and women be friend and not have attraction getten the wthe -- getten the way, when harry met sally. attraction is common. and lists and draw backs, say 32% of the people listed say attraction comes at a cost. 6% listed say the attraction is a been fit. remember the scene. greatest scene. >> for some women it is hard to separate emotion from the physical. >> women are more likely than men to say attraction was a drawback, surprise, surprise. researchers hiypothesize that i triggers mating like 12,000 years ago. maybe there is something to it. >> something. you're animals.
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>> you are all animals. >> men. >> men and women. >> get that out there.
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this morning on "world news now" -- 9/11, 11 years later. >> the nation prepares a subdued commemoration as the candidates break to remember the victims. it is tuesday, september 11th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good tuesday morning, everyone. i'm paula faris. >> i'm john muller. thank you for having me back. w. i would have had you back. you will be with us two weeks. >> rob nelson is on assignment. i didn't lock him in the broom closet. >> as long as he could sleep. it wouldn't matter. >> take a break.
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back better than ever. we'll preview the remembrance. hear about family and friend of victims and how they're marking september 11th. this half-hour, a pause in politics. candidates tone down their rh t rhetoric. as a poll shows a significant boost for president obama. how gps, iphone and onstar helped foil the abduction of a well known abc star. quite a story. >> quieting the cry. a study shows that sthing a crying baby may only solve to calm the parents. i got to tell you. >> i want to peick the baby up. o i can't deal. it stresses me out. first americans are remembering an early fall tuesday 11 years ago. >> here in new york the world trade center site is shining red, white and blue. a beautiful sight. haunting beams of light, pierce the night sky where the twin towers once stood.
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date marked with memorials and moments of silence the we begin with a reporter from wabctv in new york. >> some one left it for a memorial, an inside joke about calling home once in a while. joan loves her son's friend. and she sees them every year. >> i come here on the 10th. so that i miss all of the hoopla and the crowds. because it's difficult to find some peace and some quiet time to celebrate my son. >> reporter: it is quieter here than the big memorial held on the 11th. here they understand the desear to remove politics amount least this one day from the memory of september 11th. >> when it comes to politics or anything about it. i disregard it. >> reporter: the congressman is one of the politicians associated with the fight for justice and security after september 11th. and he says the families should decide what the service should
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include. >> it is important to keep politics out. how the mayors do it. the governors do it. a dispute going on. to me, the important thing is families have a police to go. put all that aside and remember how terrible that day was, and yet how heroing it was at the same time. >> reporter: how this mother of a 28-year-old fire fighter will keep the memory of her son. >> i appreciate politicians and what they're trying to do. but this should bea quiet time for the families. and i think that -- everybody wants to remember 9/11, but we need to have our privacy too. >> reporter: her son, fire fighter, left behind a daughter who is now 14 years old. and another daughter who is about a month away from turning 11. in lower manhattan, for abc news, i'm jim dolan. the president and first lady will observe the 9/11 anniversary with a moment of silence on the white house south lawn. and then visit the pentagon memorial. vice president biden will be in
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shanksville, pennsylvania where united flight 93 went down. homeland security secretary janet napolitano attend the ceremony at ground zero. on capitol hill, there will be anti-terrorism hearings hosted by the house homeland security committee. a new abc news poll, just out this morning, shows president obama getting a post-convention boost. among registered voters the president is six points ahead up to eight points since the political conventions. in eight tossup states the president has taken a 14-point lead over mitt romney when it comes to the economy. neck in neck. the president's numbers are up. abc's karen travers covering the campaign. ♪ >> reporter: it is the final two month sprint to election day. mitt romney was stumping in battle ground, ohio. >> we are not going to re-elect this man. instead we are going to get america on track to create jobs and prosperity. >> reporter: it will be a bitter fight to the finish line.
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>> we have always believed that this will be a very close race and that continues to be the president's belief as well as the belief of those around him. >> reporter: after a three day campaign blitz out of the convention, the president is behind closed doors at the white house. both campaigns fighting tooth and nail. the romney campaign hoping enough americans will flip to the republicans, because there unhappy with the job the president is doing. >> these are tough times for the american people. and it doesn't have to be this way. >> reporter: last month, the obama campaign and democrats hauled in $114 million. that's their best fund-raising month of the election cycle. that total was more than mitt romney and republicans for the first time in three months. today is of course the 11th anniversary of the september 11th attacks. so, paula, john, expect a pause in the heated campaign rhett rick today on the trail. >> you will hear no negative campaigning. >> for one day. this is among registered voters,
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undecided, likely voters, a much tighter scenario. >> we know that is going to change consistently. especially, october 3rd, the first presidential debate. which we will see out of denver, colorado. people expecting that to really differentiate among the independents as well. but you see, you know, mitt romney is now taking a different stance. he, yesterday, came, two days ago, said the parts of obama care what he calls obama care he would look to keep. then yesterday, he says, drawing compares on to that, that gaffe if you want to call it at dnc took god out of the platform. he said we will not take good out of our plat for. won't take him off the coins. i won't take god out of my heart. public, out of the platform of my party. so he is really trying to respond to, a couple of things from the obama camp in particular polls as well. >> all right. >> all right. moving on. moving on. to chicago. and thousand of chicago teachers are heading back to the picket
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line this morning as negotiations remain gridlocked. teachers marching into the evening. look at that. wearing red shirts. rallying over two main sticking points. job security and evaluations partly based on standardized test scores. with 350,000 students out of school. parents have to scramble again for a second day to make child care arrangements. teachers facing similar, use in other cities are watching chicago very closely. we are learning now about fighting crime involving chris powell, frightening crime, the star of abc's extreme makeover weight loss edition. in suburban phoenix, the 1-year-old son and nanny barely escaped being carjacked outside a salon in mesa. the carjacker was tracked down using onstar, and iphone and belonged to powell's wife. >> they're safe. we got our car back which i didn't care about. i had completely wrilt tten off.
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i feel so grateful and lucky. >> because onstar forced the car to stop. police were ab to grab the car jaes jacker. >> they tracked the car 2 1/2 miles away. they were able to stop it, perpetrator hopped out of the car. but he grabbed the ipad from the car. and then they tracked -- >> he got away. i didn't realize that. thought they nailed him with the car. he got away. took the thing police. >> tracked the ipad using her iphone. they took him into custody. located him down the street. >> two-time loser. >> just another the i didn't have a car with onstar. one more reason. >> what's neat, the onstar, shut the engine down. >> wow. for the first time in 76 years the british can honor a men's singles champion in grand slam tennis event. >> i watched a bunch. andy murray, native of scotland,
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outlasted novak djokovic, the match went five sets. nearly five hours. >> it was murray's first major title. he add its to the olympic gold that he won last month. if you remember, they were pulling for him to win, wimbledon. he fell short there. he has certainly made the brits proud. >> got it off his back now. a season of monday night football under way. the baltimore ravens destroying the cincinnati bengals. >> ugly. >> joe flacco, 299 yard, two tds. 44-13, ravens win. late game, closer. in the end the san diego chargers had too much offense for their hosts. the oakland raiders. san diego wins it on the road. 22-1467 2 22-14. >> week two of the "world news now" nfl picks competition. eight teams we didn't feature in week one the see our picks friday morning on facebook,
3:10 am and make your own. the commissioner, noted the nfl season started last wednesday. giants/cowboys. week one. week one started wednesday. just ended tuesday morning, 1:30 eastern with the game. six days. >> longest nfl week ever. by the way i understand you are wing the nfl. >> me and the nation. >> you and the nation. >> killing it right now. >> go figure. >> yeah. >> coming up, important news for insomniac parents waiting for crying babies to fall asleep at this hour. >> breaks my heart to hear the babies crying. the ominous threat fro the heart of terrorist territory, the taliban targeting prince harry. we will explain next on "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. [ male announcer ] if you stash tissues
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on this 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks,
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terrorists are taking aim at a member of the royal family. >> prns aince harry is now on t taliban's hit list. >> reporter: just days into his mission, the warrior prince of wales is already under threat. the taliban adding hem to their hit list, saying it's not important for us to kidnap him. he will target him and we will kill him. the prince is flying an apache helicopter and with four crashing in the past month the risks are real. something we saw firsthand. >> when you look outside the window you get a since of the challenges the troops are facing. [ indiscernible ] while they gun for the prince, he will be gunning right back in one of the most advanced helicopter in the word. the computers on board his apache can detect 250 threats below in just second. while he is in the sky, the enemy will never know, the
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prince will be anonymous. using a code name wearing a visor at all tiles. but the threat isn't just in the air it can be on the ground at home base. the real worry is that somebody tries to infiltrate into the base, somebed appearing as a civilian worker on the base. >> reporter: for his own protection the prince will live on a separate section of the base and won't have contact with afghan soldiers. british officials say with social media there is no way to keep the deployment a secret. the price of fame for a warrior prince who is now a marked man. >> you wonder why they would allow him to, not only publicize, but allow hem im to e a mission. >> let everybody know he is there as well. why did he get so much publicity. >> he is in the apache helicopter.
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if you are in the skies, you have to worry green on blue attack, somebody turning within. >> scariest thing these days. >> he is at the camp near the many hub of the taliban. we know exactly where he is. >> it's close. >> fairly recognizable. especially after the vegas jaunt. >> absolutely. >> some sad news to pass on, passing in the world news now family. johnny died sunday, part of original staff that put this program on the air over 20 years ago. the camera operator and lighting director. >> johnny i, worked for abc for 30 years. left the company two years ago. special thoughts to his daughter and two sons as we remember a lil' friend who kept the lights on and kept us in focus, you will be missed. john iovino was 61. we will be right back. ♪
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[ baby crying ] >> oh, poor little baby. >> we are both parents. we know when a crying baby starts crying, even ungodly hour like this, do you let the child sob, pick the child up. a tough one. >> i suffer from guilty mom. i feel look i have to pick them up. not always there. >> if you want to get a good night sleep, do have to take a stand. a tough one. >> do what john said, play guilty parent? or best to console the unhappy kid? the naon's top pediatricians they just released another study that really hits home with i'm sure a lot of you. here is abc's david wright. >> reporter: how do you handle this situation? [ baby crying ] >> reporter: is all that crying bad for the baby?
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this father found a short cut. but obviously he would prefer to sleep in his own bed. the journal of pediatrics weighed in with a study that looks at the levels of court zone, a stress hormone in children's brains. it found that babies allowed to cry for a few minutes were no more stressed out than babies whose parents camped out with them. in other word, a little crying, does no lasting damage. >> it is hard if you happen to be a person who hates to hear another person suffer. but as cam from "modern family" could tiell you crying is tough on moms and dad too. the authors of this new study don't recommend letting babies cry it out for hours because it's too stressful for parents. this mommy and me yoga class, every mother can relate to that. >> i literally can't stand to hear him cry, everything in my
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body tense thousands up. >> reporter: how many of you sleep with your babies? all of them raised their hand except for one. hearing too much of this sound -- can led to depression. >> babies cry. >> psychologically. >> reporter: exactly. and sleep deprived. >> yes. >> reporter: the good news it is usual just a phase for the baby and the parent. david wright, abc news, los angeles. >> they're only little once. >> you look back and wish i could be there for an hour. sure that would grow old fast. >> gosh, i pick them up. i wuss out every time. >> have you gotten through the night. the stage where you have to let that magic stage where they know they can't manipulate you? >> we have horrible habits. my kids come in and sleep with my husband the i am gone overnight. >> you are enabling. >> our facebook question of the day, what do you do when your baby won't stop crying.
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give us your advice. >> let us know what you think. >> every parent has a different tactic. >> you recognize different cries. the rage cry, the i'm manipulating you cry. i'm hurt cry. >> the manipulating cry gets me every time. >> be right back. um, miss ? up here! right. like 85% of us, you have hard water stains and that cleaner's not gonna cut it. truth is, you need something powerful. you need lime-a-way. it's 4 times more effective at removing limescale than the leading bathroom cleaner. because lime-a-way is specially formulated to conquer hard water stains. for lime, calcium and rust... lime-a-way is a must.
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that will be here for you now -- and down the road. i have a lifetime of experience. so i know how important that is. ♪ thank you for being a friend travel down the road and back again ♪ >> it seems like yesterday that we entered the world of social media and started facebook fan page. >> those were the days we walked to school barefoot. now we hit an amazing milestone and our social media whiz and digital producer, peter martinez jr. is here. the brains behind the operation for all of us morons, tech logically. >> i come lower on the list than you. >> what is your announcement? >> we have breaking news. big news, big news. the big announcement i want to
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share with you guys is that we hit 60,000 fans on facebook. >> yea! >> there we go! >> great job. >> thank you. >> cue the balloons right. cue the balloons. >> where are the balloons? >> but i did want to say, i did start it as a desk assistant in 2008 when i was producing, "the skinny," and "morning papers" and now "the mix." >> the "the mix." >> lots of things change. you can see our facebook page is a way where we can put everything we do in our 90-minute broadcast on to one place and get lots of feedback. you are on facebook. john, on facebook. trying to get you on twitter as well. >> i look twitter the. >> you have more followers on twitter than we do. >> better on twitter than facebook. >> celebrating 60,000 fans. some of the things we post on
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this morning on "world news now" -- real-life lessons in labor trouble. >> hundreds of thousands of chicago students face a second day without school while their teachers walk the picket line. it's tuesday, september 11th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning. i'm john muller, rob nelson is on assignment. >> he will be for the next two weeks. you will be along side of me. >> love it. love being here. >> make sure. i want my coffee. a little cream. >> yes, princess. >> a lot of sugar. >> yes, princess. >> i'm paula faris. in a moment, both sides appear to be digging
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in as the chicago teachers' strike enters its second day. the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, 11 years later, the sadness and security questions they're all still fresh. we'll tell you how a lot of folks around the country are going to be paying tribute to those who lost their lives. reality tv show got more than it bargained for, an episode of "hoarding buried alive" uncovered a deadly virus that was lurking in one home. >> that show gives me the heebie-jeebies. then later, it may not be a one-woman show after all, there is word that one of "idol's" most popular judges, yeah, dawg, coming back. for another season. that is straight ahead in "the skinny". >> i am a randy fan. i interviewed him at abc. he was the nicest man. >> really? >> yeah. i became an instant fan. i always thought he was cool. now in his corner big time. >> is this your audition? for "american idol?" i want to sing, i don't want to judge. nearly 30,000 teachers on strike, shutting down the nation's third largest school system for a second day. >> neither side is backing down
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this morning, putting learning on hold for 350,000 students. abc's alex perez has more from the windy city. >> reporter: it's the largest teacher strike this country has seen in more than two decades. 29,000 union members strong refusing to go to work until they get what they want. >> we are fighting for dignity, respect and a fair contract. >> we say fight back! >> reporter: the showdown pits the powerful teachers union against the chicago mayor. president obama's former chief of staff, recaahm emanuel. >> this is a strike of choice, the wrong choice for our children and it's not necessary. >> city officials launched a plan, opening 144 schools for a half day to serve kids breakfast, lunch and keep them busy. the strike has left thousands of parents in the church. this woman scrambled to rearrange her schedule to pick her kids up early, the strike and the soaring murder rate is what most bothers her.? >> with kids on the street. something might happen to our children.
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>> we say fight back! >> reporter: chicago teachers are fighting for better pay and benefits. but the sticking point is a new plan to base teacher evaluations in part on how well their students score on standardized tests. the unions argue that would put teachers at a disadvantage and possibly cost their jobs. >> we feel it would destroy the k curriculum. these contract talks are being closely watched around the country. battles over testing, playing out in school districts in at least 23 states. and complicating the situation, some staggering statistics from the u.s. department of education. according to them, about 80% of chicago eighth graders are not grade level proficient in reading or math. these teachers say they will continue to protest until a deal is reached. alex perez, abc news, chicago. sad to see the kids suffer. i read so many stories and heard from so many parents living in chicago for six years. the kids, you know, the parents that try to drop their kids off at school, because they were
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still having formal program they were frightened to try to go through picket lines, chanting, drumming. really, what's at issue here -- they're getting closer on payroll. but it is those evaluations. they don't want to be evaluated necessarily on the performance of each child. and, they want to negotiate some how the rehiring of teachers that have been laid off. they want to get that into the contract as well. >> national implications. a lot of people across the nation watching this. new jersey had issues with governor christie. i feel bad for the parents who have jobs, they were planning, don't have child care, drop the kid off, put them on the bus go to work. this is really affecting everybody's schedule. hope they wrap this up for everybody's sake, soon or put it on hold and negotiate rather than strike. >> i read one story of a mother who had just taken a temp job. she says she doesn't have child care. probably going to lose her job over this. as well. so the ramifications, far and widespread. now to a story that unites us all. today's anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
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11 years later, new york city ever-resilient, is on high alert as it has been, each anniversary since 2001. security officials say there is no specific threat. but the city remains a terror target. the police presence has been ramped up, and bomb-sniffing dogs on patrol in subway tunnels and train stations. memorial services held at the white house today where the president and first lady will observe a moment of silence and then visit the pentagon. vice president biden, will speak at the united flight 93 memorial in pennsylvania. homeland security secretary janet napolitano, she attends the ceremony at ground zero. capitol hill, house committee discussing ways to keep terrorists from entering the country. all right, we're getting a new look now at the deadly shooting at a sikh temple last month. >> abc's brandi hitt joining us this morning with the just-released dash-cam video of the scene. good morning, brandi.
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>> reporter: good morning, paula and john. this video shows intense moments of last month's deadly shooting spree. and the son of the temple president who was killed, says it is also helping him grieve. >> i got a man with a gun in the parking lot. drop the gun! >> reporter: chilling dash-cam video released by oak creek police department shows the final moments of last month's deadly shooting rampage at a sikh temple in wisconsin. >> the courageous and timely actions were necessary to prevent further tragedy. >> reporter: the first tape shows lieutenant brian murphy arriving on scene. murphy spotted the gunman, wade michael page. as they exchanged gunfire, the lieutenant was shot in the neck and dove behind a car. moments later, officer sam linda pulled up as wade continued to fire. >> drop the gun! [ sirens blaring ] >> he actually did a reload,
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reloaded the magazine or check the rounds. that were in the magazine and put it back in. >> reporter: they too exchanged gunfire with one bullet hitting the head rest of linda's squad car. >> i believe that truly he was there for a reason and was meant to be there. >> reporter: august 5th, page killed six worshippers at the temple before taking his own life. the officer says, after years of training for this scenario he would do what he did again. >> it is better to take the shot even if you miss and strike a bystander to stop that threat that is going there. >> reporter: lieutenant brian murphy is also still recovering. he was hit with 15 rounds according to the police chief. 12 struck his body. three hit his vest. john, paula, back to you. bandanna is becoming a new accessory at an alabama elementary school. students and staff making more than a fashion statement. showing support for victoria lopez returning from emergency brain surgery after being shot by a nail gun. she was afraid
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everyone would make fun of her for wearing the bandanna. now she is just one in crowd. how great is that? >> i love that. peer pressure one of the things from elementary school and junior high that you take with you for the rest of your life. if you were teased or not. >> oh, yeah. >> this move of solidarity is just precious. i love that. >> a beautiful thing. here is your tuesday forecast, everyone. flooding, monsoons from southern california to new mexico. windy with high fire danger from the northwest into the upper midwest. showers in south florida. a chilly morning in the northeast. i had to wear my jacket. >> little crisp right. >> yes. i like it that way. fall in the air. >> me too. >> 68, boston. 74, new york. 80s, southeast. across the nation's midsection. 70s in the northern rockies. >> here is the most unique family you will likely meet today -- the bakers, featuring their two sets of twins, connor, hope, madison, and victoria. >> two sets of twins? >> yes. >> their mother and father used a surrogate who wound up giving birth to one set of twins. and just about the same time,
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misty's in vitro fertilization worked and she was pregnant with the other set. always happens. >> can you imagine? wow. when they were born in june they all arrived about 35 hours apart. you couldn't make this up. the bakers say life hasn't been the same since. i bet. >> you hear so many stories about that. >> that is awesome. look at that. >> the couple trying to adopt. gets pregnant on their own. they say stress plays a huge factor. >> so true. how many times when the couple gives up it happens. >> that happened to my husband and i. we kind of gave up -- tried for seven years. said let's get a dog. forget about it. then i got pregnant. and here we are. ready to give them back some days. that couple changes 60 diapers on average, every day. you think you have it bad. >> no more complaining from the desk. coming up some of the most elaborate and expensive indulgences for dog lovers. >> something deadly lurking inside a hoarder's cluttered home in an upscale houston suburb. you are watching "world news now."
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♪ burning down the house >> might want to burn down this house that we are going to tell you about. from a campground in california to an upscale neighborhood, the hantavirus is posing a health threat. >> the latest victim is a cleaning woman who had a job so big it nearly cost her her life, as abc's ryan owens reports. >> reporter: if you ever watched one of the reality shows about hoarding, and thought there could be a
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deadly disease under that junk. well you might be at right, at least at this house in the pricey planned community of the woodland, north of houston. a woman cleaning the home for a future episode of tlc's "hoarding buried alive" developed a respiratory disease caused by the hantavirus. >> hantavirus is a disease spread by rodents -- when you go through the process of cleaning a home, sweeping, vacuuming it goes into the air. when it goes into the air it is breathed in and affects the lungs. >> reporter: the virus is fatal up to half the time. the woman is recovering, but a deputy sits outside the house to make sure everyone stays a safe distance away. as many as 30 people between the clean-up and film crews were in and out of the home over the last two weeks. >> that house was, was like made to order for that kind of thing. not any cleaning going on, nothing getting moved around and there are rodents inside. >> reporter: this comes after three visitors to yosemite national park died from the same virus after staying in infested cabins. tens of thousands of tourists
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were warned to watch for symptoms. the producers of "hoarding" refused to comment on this case, but this morning the home they hope to feature on tv made it just not how they planned. ryan owens, abc new, dallas. >> scary thing about the hantavirus it takes six weeks to develop the symptoms which are flulike symptoms. >> long gone, you get the symptoms you think you have the flu. it can be deadly. no real cure for it. if you get it go to an emergency room right away. >> or go to dr. muller. >> wear one of those all the time and you will never get anything. >> what is that? >> stylish but practical. wouldn't you say? >> yes. it's hot. >> thank you. exactly what i was looking for. >> hot mess that is. coming up. famous movie director's controversial comments about incest. >> yeah. from the newsdesk to the talk show couch, how katie couric made out on her memorable show next in "the skinny." >> announcer: abc's "world news
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>> yo, dawg, time for "the skinny." >> randy? >> randy jackson. big fan of randy jackson. nicest guy. i interviewed him. became a huge fan. any way, back on "american idol signed a deal allegedly. signed a deal to return to "american idol." he would be the only original judge. i think it is good to have continuity and glad he is back. they said fox spokesman didn't have any doubt. he would be back. and is mariah carey's co-manager. jackson plays an important role in get herring on the show. now that both deals are done, fox expects to unveil the four-person judging panel this week, and finalize the contracts for keith urban and nicki minaj, glad the dog is back? >> can i be honest? i don't watch american idol. >> i watch it. i have a daughter. one of the few things we look to sit down and watch as a fam. >> i am watching "little einsteins."
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. >> "little einsteins." my kids aren't -- >> the thing about this director. >> nick casivitus has a new project. pretty controversial. what he said about his movie may be more controversial than that. in an interview with the wrap, yellow, the plot, about a brother in prison visited by his sister and they're engaged in a love affair. in other words, about incest. >> wait, not stepbrother. like blood. brother. this remind me of "game of thrones" hbo series they have a baby. incest. >> i don't know that. >> he has quotes. >> yes, he said, we started thinking about it. heard a few stories about brothers and sisters who were completely in love, the movie is judgment, lack of it, and in a way, if you aren't having kids, who gives a darn. love who you want. isn't that what we say? if it is your brother or sister, it's weird, but if you look at
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it you aren't hurting anybody. >> who gives a darn if people judge you? >> it's incest though. >> i agree with you on that one. >> i don't know if you watch, there were some big debuts, talk shows yesterday. katie couric and jeff probst, host from survivor. jeff is taking his spin on all of this. going to be taking stories like debuted with a 31-year-old woman with fatal cancer diagnosis. where katie debuted, she showed off her family who was in the crowd. her mother, her daughters, two beautiful daughters, and first guest was jessica simpson talking about her dramatic weight loss after, after baby. and here is what jessica simpson has to say about basically losing the weight of a child. >> i have lost enough weight to where i can pat myself on the back. >> we can all pat you on the back. >> it is a small child. >> then afterward, jessica
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simpson, tweeted, i finished the katie couric show. so much fun. here is my look. she does look pretty good. she is about ten pounds away from where she really wants to be. she will also be hosting the second hour of "good morning america" this morning, jessica simpson. so hold on to your seats, everybody. jessica simpson in the house. and showing off her new body. i think she looks amazing. >> yep. >> speaking of amazing. >> talk about "the talk." >> yes. let's talk about "the talk." >> the cbs show. almost like "the view" i suppose. >> yes. this could have been scary. >> decided to kick off their season without anything. no makeup, no, no, hairspray, no nothing. went out there au naturel in their bathrobes the they got a lot of feedback. tweets. most women applauded them. couple of men weighed in. >> sharon cheated.
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someone said she wore lip gloss. >> would you do it, paula? >> i would do it. >> no makeup, no weaves. all natural. >> who is that? >> julie chen. >> i'm kidding. >> i recognize her. >> there you go. >> we'll be right back, everybody. #
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♪ that's my dog ♪ that's my dog >> catchy song if you are a dug dog lover. in the house. raise your hand like you just don't care. you probably think your pet is the top dog. >> good thing rob is not here. not much of a dog lover. he was not get the next story about dog owners spending small fortunes or elaborate portraits. here is abc's t.j. winick. ♪ >> reporter: do you treat your pooch like a prince? does your dog walk around like he owns the joint? if so one of these oil paintings may just be at home in your hallway? >> for us they're surrogate kids. we dote on them. >> reporter: bill commissioned one of caramela his collie.
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here she is chasing a ball around the yard. here she is the empress maria of russia with hot pink nails, a minor embellllishment to the portrait of the empress done in 1857. >> i don't take one old-fashioned painting and start sticking animals in it. >> reporter: meet valerie leonard, she is not much interested in painting the man of the house as she is man's best friend. it's clear she sees dogs and cats as much more than just pets. >> a dog has one life, one spirit it deserves as much value as any other creature. >> reporter: she is not alone. her company takes orders from all over the world. each one meticulously painted by hand. the canine collectibles aren't cheap. an oil on canvas like this one runs $900. these portraits which resemble the work of the great masters, are truly a work of the 21st century.
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because valerie uses computer design to map them out. the head tilted at just the right angle, paws placed just so. >> so many people say how do you get the dogs to wear these clothes. >> they think the animals are posing for you? >> yes. some people, animal rights people get very upset i forced these animals into these clothes i have a great respect for those people, by the way, but that its a bit silly. >> t.j. winick in connecticut. >> if you love your dog, why not. if you have the cash, it's not cheap, 16 x 24, $850. and the big one $1,200. >> or have the dog whisperer paint it. you charge 10 cents. >> you have to pay the dog owners. >> would you do it? >> i would do it. if i had a dog and liked a dog or cat. >> or $500 worth of bacon treats bacon-bacon. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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